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by Dejaduo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Remove or retrieve passwords
Replies: 7
Views: 5910

Remove or retrieve passwords

Any idea on how to retrieve the password from a v.4.0 TAF file, or simply remove the PW altogether? I was thinking about revising a couple of my old games but they are password protected and I can't remember the passwords. Someone here posted that they were able to accomplish this, but no details we...
by Dejaduo
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Scripting language
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Scripting language

I was wondering, Campbell, if you have considered adding a scripting language to ADRIFT. I believe you're using visual studio for development and there are a few implementations such as Python for VS that let you easily add scripting to a project. Obviously, games could be developed without utilizin...
by Dejaduo
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: The Charm of Old School Adventures
Replies: 10
Views: 5528

Re: The Charm of Old School Adventures

Charm, eh? Like, the "charm" of getting a flaky game to run on an interpreter or emulator then discovering a crucial feature like "save" doesn't work? Or the "charm" of the two-word parser? Or perhaps you speak of the "charm" of tracking down a hard-to-find game, only to find it in some weird Apple ...
by Dejaduo
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Adventure Creation Tips for Newcomers
Replies: 20
Views: 25743

Re: Adventure Creation Tips for Newcomers

In 1993 Graham Nelson wrote the Player's Bill of Rights which is an excellent guideline for developers. 1. Not to be killed without warning At its most basic level, this means that a room with three exits, two of which lead to instant death and the third to treasure, is unreasonable without some hin...
by Dejaduo
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: What "commercial" IF game had a BIG impact on your life?
Replies: 20
Views: 12085

Re: What "commercial" IF game had a BIG impact on your life?

The first computer game I owned was Zork III. A number of years ago I found a thick notebook I kept while playing it. I also had assembled a particular puzzle in legos (it involved pushing blocks) and used the movable bricks to represent which blocks I had pushed. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy con...
by Dejaduo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Layered graphics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: Layered graphics?

In anticipation of such a feature, it would behoove authors to use images in PNG format.
by Dejaduo
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Expressions?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Expressions?

Oh never mind, I found the solution on the wiki. The really obscure example in the developer isn't helpful.
by Dejaduo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Expressions?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Expressions?

How can I use arrays to print out a random text in a conversation? I tried several things with expressions last night and it seemed like the runner would hang whenever I tried them.
by Dejaduo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: IF Article I wrote
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: IF Article I wrote

A lens is what they call articles on Squidoo. I think because it focuses on a topic? Writers there are called "Squids".
by Dejaduo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: IF Article I wrote
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

IF Article I wrote

I wrote an article about Interactive Fiction on Squidoo, here: http://www.squidoo.com/interactive-fict ... n-art-form. Please check it out and make sure to "like" it!

-dave
by Dejaduo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Materia Magica
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Materia Magica

I met my wife on the MUD Medievia. Sounds similar, but it sounds like this one has more classes and races.
by Dejaduo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: ADRIFT Wiki
Replies: 51
Views: 40885

Re: Wiki Manual

Is a Wiki Manual a Wikanual? Or a Maniki? Wikanual sounds like a flower, but Maniki just sounds wrong somehow. On so many levels.
by Dejaduo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Append alternate description
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Append alternate description

OK I created a test game where I cant seem to get it to show my alternate descriptions and emailed it to you.
by Dejaduo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 5.0
Topic: Append alternate description
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Append alternate description

I'll see if I can reproduce it. I ended up working around it so I will try to reproduce the issue.
by Dejaduo
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Muppet Shakespeare
Replies: 10
Views: 4793

Re: Muppet Shakespeare

I won't really have to. Most of the game takes place prior to the show.